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Healthy lifestyle and prevention of stroke postgraduate course organizers inter-university center Dubrovnik, Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia, and Croatian Stroke Society

Sestre Milosrdnice University hospital and Institute of Clinical Medical Research; [email protected]
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Acta clin Croat 2001; 40:229-234 News 229 25th Anniversary of Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Diagnostics, University Department of Neurology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia The Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Diagnosis, Uni- versity Department of Neurology, Sestre milosrdnice Uni- versity Hospital, Zagreb, was founded in 1976 by Profes- sor Vi„nja Hudolin as the first such center in Croatia and one of the first in Europe. Professor Vida Demarin, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of cerebrovascular diagno- sis, has created a very powerful research center. Prof. Demarin acted as progenitor of the concept of noninvasive ultrasound diagnostics of cerebrovascular diseases. This concept has opened the possibility to see and understand something that was completely out of reach before. A win- dow into cerebral circulation has thus opened, and the prevention of stroke by carotid endarterectomy has been made possible. The University Department of Neurology at the Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, and its La- boratory of Cerebrovascular Diagnostics have become the Reference Center for Neurovascular Disorders of the Mi- nistry of Health of the Republic of Croatia. Today, with 17 courses on ultrasound diagnostics be- hind us, the Laboratory can certainly be with good rea- son considered the Ônursery of ultrasonographersÕ. Many of the experts in the field have made their first steps in this very Laboratory. The Laboratory is also known and recognized for numerous scientific papers published in Croatia and abroad. In the past 25 years, more than 300 papers and 7 books were published, and 27 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees were acquired within the scope of a number of projects under the patronage of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology. The eighth book entitled ÔAtlas of Ul- trasound Diagnostics of Cerebrovascular DiseasesÕ has just been about to appear. It is especially worthy mentioning that the last book by Prof. Demarin, entitled ÔStroke • Guidebook for Patients and Thei

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